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Notable Historical Events for October 8th

1971John Lennon releases his megahit "Imagine"

1980After playing two shows at the Madison Square Garden, Bob Marley collapsed in Central Park while jogging, brought to Sloan-Kettering Hospital

1821The government of General José de San Martín establishes the Peruvian Navy.

1917Leon Trotsky named chairman of the Petrograd Soviet as Bolsheviks gain control

1973NLCS game 3 brawl between Cins' Pete Rose & NY Met Bud Harrelson

1934Bruno Hauptmann is indicted for murder of Charles Lindbergh's son

1953Birmingham Alabama, bars Jackie Robinson's Negro-White All-Stars from playing there Robinson gives in & drops white players from his group

1835Charles Darwin reaches James Island, Galapagos archipelago, on HMS Beagle

197913th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers & Barbara Mandrell wins

1942Comedy duo Abbott and Costello launch their weekly radio show

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Notable Birthdays on October 8th

1980Nick Cannon, San Diego, California, American actor and rapper (Love Don't Cost a Thing)

1948Johnny Ramone [Cummings], Long Island, New York, American rock guitarist (Ramones)

1949Sigourney Weaver [Susan Alexandra], LA, actress (Alien, Working Girl)

1943R. L. Stine, Columbus, Ohio, children's book writer (Goosebumps)

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Notable Weddings on October 8th

1934South Korean President Syngman Rhee (59) weds Francesca Donner (34)

1846Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper (25) weds Frances Amelia Morse (20) in Amherst, Nova Scotia

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Notable Deaths on October 8th

2011Al Davis, American football executive, dies at 82

1793John Hancock, US merchant/statesman (Decl of Independence), dies at 56

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